After restarting production in the United Kingdom last April, MG is now getting ready to return to racing as the Chinese-owned automaker announced today that it would enter the 2012 BTCC Series with a pair of MG6 GT racing cars.
This will be the first time since 2003 that MG will have an official entry in the championship. The brand’s two racing cars will run in the all-new MG KX Momentum Racing team piloted by double BTCC champion Jason Plato and former Team Aon driver Andy Neate.
Plato said: “It’s really exciting to be involved in a brand-new all-British team and it’s just brilliant that the iconic name of MG will be back on the track.”
The MG6 GT five-door fastback will be prepared by Triple Eight Race Engineering, which was responsible for the Vauxhall team among others and has more than 100 BTCC race wins to its credit.
Guy Jones, MG Motor’s Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted that the new MG6 will be seen by millions of fans in Britain and beyond and this continues the famous sporting lineage of the brand.”
The MG6 GT will make its racing debut at Brands Hatch on April 1 when the 2012 Dunlop MSA BTCC championship season kicks off.